Looking for somebody to demo Face Time in ASL.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kingsnapped, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

    Kingsnapped

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    I'm spending the day with a deaf friend of mine, and she really wants to try a sign language conversation over Face Time. She reached out on her facebook, but none of her signing friends seem to have the iPhone 4 yet. Is there anybody here she can try it out with?
     
  2. maddux2005 macrumors 6502

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    If I knew sign language I would. That apple commercial where the boy/girl are doing it was heart warming!
     
  3. mrfriggz macrumors member

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    Is it possible to have an ASL conversation using one hand and not fingerspell everything? I am curious how it would actually work without having to prop the phone up.
     
  4. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I took a year of ASL in college a few years ago. If I wasn't so rusty, I'd do it. But I'm afraid I'd spend half the time looking in my ASL dictionary. ;)
     
  5. LordOBoogie macrumors 6502a

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    I could spell my name. That's about all I can do in sign language. I hope you find someone!
     
  6. pintnight macrumors 6502

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    Check on alldeaf.com. I have a iPhone 4, but I don't know ASL.

    Here is one that has a iPhone 4 that know ASL:

    http://www.alldeaf.com/general-chat/80100-does-anyone-have-iphone-4-a.html
     
  7. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    I thought the commercial was very touching, too, but I thought with the way they were holding the device, it was too close for either person to see everything to understand the conversation. I guess they're just trying to get you to understand all the possibilities... FaceTime really can be that awesome sometimes.
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Yes, fluent ASL users can communicate using one hand. They do it all the time while eating, driving, carrying something, etc.

    For extended communication, you can stand the naked iPhone 4 on its side unlike the older versions.
     
  9. Eldiablojoe macrumors 6502a

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    My signed English is pretty rusty, but if you still need help.... btw, is the first step in obsolesence for the CRS?
     

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